Our Pupil Parliament at Watton at Stone school is a forum through which all the children within the school are given a voice. Pupil Parliament promotes pupil leadership opportunities and develops valuable communication and organisational skills.
All children, from Y1 to Y6, are involved in mixed year group meetings that take place at least each half term. At the meetings the children are able to discuss topics, issues and initiatives that affect them and their learning environments.
The children organise their own meetings, decide on the agenda and share new ideas. The meetings are lead by Y6 children, who are developing their leadership skills.
Pupil Parliament benefits the entire school, pupils and teachers because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their opinions as well as influence the decisions that are made on their behalf.
Our Pupil Parliament give the children the opportunity to explore areas such as:
Do you feel safe at school?
How do you feel about Good to be Green ?
What are some fun ways to raise money for the school?
How can we be an Eco friendly school?
23rd October 2020 Meeting Agenda : COVID-19 Feedback - Lunchtimes; Equipment; School Dinners; Wet Playtimes; Time Allocation for eating and playing; Social distancing and Covid friendly Fundraising ideas and chosen charity.
Unfortunately after our Pupil Parliament launch last academic year, something has stopped us continuing in the way we wanted to...but undaunted we have reset our Pupil Parliament and have made it COVID friendly. This meant that each class bubble held a meeting, instead of in mixed year groups. Henry very successfully introduced everyone to our Pupil Parliament meeting via Zoom before everyone discussed the points on the agenda.
In response to the conversations across the school, a new rota system has been introduced to allow Years 1-6 access to the Trim Trail or the Bus and Boat. This means that every 3 weeks their outside bubble will include these areas.
Also, there was discussion across the school regarding the equipment available to use at lunchtime. Mrs Stevens has investigated and new equipment has been ordered in order to enhance the current selection.
Next, the children need to consider COVID friendly fundraising ideas in order to support a Homelessness charity.
Next Meeting will be during the Spring term.